There’s some top-class action at Newmarket over the next couple days including Friday’s Group 1 Fillies’ Mile at Newmarket.
But I’m going to start at York to try and boost the bank.
I like HEISMAN (2.20pm) in the 1m 2f handicap that starts the tv coverage. He was a bit disappointing on the all-weather last time but was a fine fourth at Ascot on his previous start. He stays well and gives Oisin Murphy a big chance to show Qatar Racing what he can do.
PIN UP (3.25pm) has done well stepped up to this distance of 1m 6f on her last two starts. She wasn’t beaten far at Ascot last time and has every chance here for the in-form Richard Fahey.
I’m kicking off with the Group 2 Challenge over 7f at Newmarket (2.40pm).
Get on BRETON ROCK each-way here. This Dave Simcock-trained inmate has been very consistent on his last three starts, and was a fine third behind Limato at Doncaster. This is a good chance to go closer.
The feature race at HQ is the Group 1 Fillies’ Mile at 3.10pm. I want to be with COOLMORE even though she looks the Ballydoyle second string behind the favourite Minding. This filly has a bit of character and has been fitted with cheek pieces but she responds to the whip and might just be much better than we have seen so far. Should be placed at least.
The one to be on in the 1m 4f handicap at Newmarket at 3.45pm is the improving DURETTO .
Andrew Balding’s raider dead-heated with Winder Laish last time but I think he can get the better of that rival here. Jockey Jim Crowley is a good booking.
So let’s hope to get a few quid in the bank ahead of another Saturday smash up as the Flat season winds down and the jumpers get going. Yeeehaaa!